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Oft in the stilly night

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1 Oft in the stilly night,
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me,
Sweet faith brings up the light
Of heav'nly joys around me;
The love and peace that doth increase
Throughout eternal ages;
The harps of gold, the bliss untold
Which all the blest engages:

Thus in the stilly night,
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me,
Sweet faith brings up the light
Of heav'nly joys around me.

2 When I remember all
The friends from me now riven,
I've seen around me fall,
With prospects bright for heaven,--
I feel like one, never alone,
With blessed spirits near me,
Whose hope is bright, who finds delight
In thoughts of heaven which cheer me. [Refrain]

Source: Linden Harp: a rare collection of popular melodies adapted to sacred and moral songs, original and selected. Illustrated. Also a manual of... #104

Author: Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore United Kingdom 1779-1852. Born at Dublin, Ireland, the son of a grocer, he showed an early interest in music and acting. He was educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin. He read at the Middle Temple for the Bar. Moore did not profess religious piety. His translations of ‘Anacreon’ (celebrating wine, women, and song) were published in 1800, with a dedication to the Prince of Wales. He also wrote a comic opera, “the gypsy prince”, staged that year. In 1801 he published a collection of his own verse, “Poetical works of the late Thomas Little Esq”. A Catholic patriot, he defended the Church of Ireland, especially in later politics. In 1803 he held a post under the Government in Bermuda as regis… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Oft in the stilly night
Author: Thomas Moore
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

Linden Harp #d116

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Linden Harp #104

Old Melodies Spiritualized #d38

Song-book of the School Room #d76

Songs for the School Room #d80

Songs of Zion #d141

Sunday School Singing Book #d22

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The American Vocalist #304a

The Carol #d84

The Golden Harp #d93

The New Temperance Melodist ... for Temperance Organizations in the United States and Canada #d46

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The Public School Singing Book #71

The Social Lyrist #d19

The Spirit Minstrel. 2nd ed. #d63

The White Ribbon Hymnal #d83

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The Young Choir #138

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Young Singer's Friend #s98

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